How my journal helped me bounce back from baby

I was a mess when I came home from the hospital with my son. Although I had a healthy pregnancy, stayed busy, and felt really empowered, I had a difficult, scary birth. I actually had preeclampsia that remained undiagnosed until two weeks after my due date. My blood pressure looked healthy because I have low blood pressure normally.

By delivery, my kidneys, liver and heart were quite strained.

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I use my journal for self-care, and you can too.

The concept of using a journal in therapy has permeated pop culture. For example, BBC’s Sherlock is narrated by John Watsons online journal blog at his therapist’s suggestion. Usually, these examples show the subject writing down reflections on their life in a narrative format — to move the plotline forward.

I use my journal for self-care but, not as a diary.

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